Men make up the majority of Lighting Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $15.73 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although over one-half have medical coverage and close to two-fifths have dental coverage, just over two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,880 - $76,026
$23K
$44K
$76K
MEDIAN: $43,680
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$10.69 - $22.64
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MEDIAN: $15.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$22,880 - $76,026  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,760 - $57,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.69 - $22.64  
   
Overtime
$16.77 - $36.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,760 - $57,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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Pay by Experience Level for Lighting Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $34K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $37K. Lighting Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. As Lighting Technicians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $47K.

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Key Stats for Lighting Technician

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Lighting Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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